Selfish after all

I finished these yesterday, and I love them. I love the color, I love the fit, and I love the yarn.

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These are my Hugs and Kisses OXO Cable Fingerless Mitts. I chose to knit the version with the longer cuff, shorter palm, and there’s plenty of coverage for my hands and fingers. (Sorry, no fabulous manicure.)

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They’re knit with Knitted Wit‘s DK Silk/Polwarth (15/85) blend in Beaujolais. The yarn is lovely to work with; it’s soft, and not splitty. This is one of her newer colors. When I saw her knitting a sample with it at Twisted, I wanted to make my own. This also solves my sample problem. We can use her sample at our trunk show, and I can wear these! Last night I also remembered that I have a sample in Mirasol Tupa; it’s a single mitt that I knit for Twisted, and when they stopped carrying this yarn, they gave it back to me. It wouldn’t have been worth much at the sample sale last month as a single…

It was fun to knit from my own pattern, which I hadn’t looked at for a while. I’m happy to say that it was easy to follow!

These would make a great Valentine’s Day gift. Do you want to knit some? Or give the pattern as a gift? The pattern is $1 off (20%) from now until the end of the month; that’s my gift to you. Click here to buy through Ravelry; you don’t have to be a Ravelry member to do so.

The aforementioned trunk show? Lorajean and I are having a dual trunk show on Saturday, January 21 at Kathy’s Knit Korner in Forest Grove. Stop by and see us! We’ll be there from 1-3 with lots of pretty samples, Knitted Wit yarns and PDXKnitterati patterns.

Kathy’s Knit Korner
1703 Pacific Ave.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
503-648-8525

The shop is owned by the fabulous Sharon Spence of Stitch Jones, another very talented indie hand-dyer. We’ll be rockin’ in color!

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9 responses to “Selfish after all

  1. Gorgeous Michele! I’m going to try to make it to the trunk show :-)

  2. Those are beautiful!

  3. They make me want to learn to knit! My favorite gloves are currently a pair of finger-less my sister brought back from Germany.

  4. Thanks Michele! Mom and I will have matching mitts for V-Day.

  5. Very nice – may need to knit a pair of those! And going to try to make it to the trunk show, haven’t been out to Kathy’s Knit Corner since Sharon took over.

  6. So pretty! I love my fingerless mitts, but they are not as delicate as those.

  7. Love the color and definition. It’s great you’ll be keeping them for yourself. For that single sample, I think someone may snatch it up…you never know. I find my kids’ singles quite often and they are put to great use :D Have fun at the trunk show.

  8. i do love this pattern. It’s on my list for winter gifts – probably ought to make them before winter right?

  9. Thanks, Michele – we’re stoked! Very much looking forward to seeing you. (I must have that mitts pattern!)